This Day in Aviation History

January 14th, 1953
First flight of the Convair F2Y Sea Dart.

The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound….

Wikipedia, Convair F2Y Sea Dart:

YouTube, “The Impossible Takes Longer” Convair film about the F2Y Sea Dart.:

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